screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-11-02-54-amBerlin was Swami Radha’s home town. Here she trained and became a professional dancer, newspaper photographer and writer. Berlin was also where she had her first experiences of yoga. In the 1950s she trained in Rishikesh where she was initiated into sanyas by Swami Sivananda. He asked her to go to Canada to teach and establish an ashram. Yasodhara Ashram was opened in 1963.

You can read Swami Radha’s story in Radha, Diary of a Woman’s Search and In the Company of the WiseBooks available in German. Das Geheimnis des Hatha-Yoga, Praxis des Traum Yoga and Kundalini-Yoga für den Alltag: Verbindung mit dem inneren Selbst.

 

 

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Franziska Anna Leers is trained as social worker (M.A.) and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (AYA). She works in a social help centre in Berlin and facilitates participatory workshops for individuals and NGOs all over Germany. Franziska visited Yasodhara Ashram in the winter of 2016 as a Karma Yogi and is interested in bringing Swami Radha’s work back to Berlin.

 

 

Mantra des Göttlichen Lichts
Swami Sivananda Radha
Ich werde erschaffen durch Göttliches Licht.
Ich werde erhalten durch Göttliches Licht.
Ich werde geschützt durch Göttliches Licht.
Ich bin umgeben von Göttlichem Licht.
Ich wachse immer mehr in Göttliches Licht.

 

Workshops and Events – January 2019

Swami Sukhananda will be returning to Berlin, offering workshops for the first time at the Bodhicharya Centre, in Friedrichshain. You can reserve your place on these workshops for one or both days.

Each day you will need to bring a Yoga Mat, a Journal, and a pen for reflections, plus a packed lunch to share. (Tea and hot water will be available.)

On Saturday, you are also asked to bring along a recent dream, written down. If you want some advice on how to do this, you are invited to email Swami Sukhananda for guidance.

SA 12.1. & SO 13.1.2019 | Hatha Yoga Kurse mit Swami Sukhananda

The Divine Feminine: A Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Workshop – Saturday, 12 January 2019

The lotus ‘represent levels of consciousness, and the fully open flower is associated with the Buddha… Lord Buddha, who is considered “Lotus born”, and Divine Mother with her many names, are shown seated or standing on a lotus, which presents them to us as being beyond human nature.’ Swami Radha (from Hatha Yoga: the Hidden Language)

Take a step beyond Hatha Yoga with this gentle, meditative approach. Listen to the intelligence within. Experience and deepen your knowledge of the true power and mystical potential of each yoga asana. In this workshop you will explore the Divine Feminine through a variety of yoga poses, using personal reflections and visualizations to discover their hidden messages. 

Please bring a Yoga Mat, a pen and a journal for your reflections.

When: Saturday 12 January 2019, 10.30 am – 12.30

Where: Bodhicharya, Kinzigstrasse 25 – 29 | 10427 Berlin

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

Die verborgene Sprache von Hatha Yoga – Samstag, 12 Januar 2019  

Mit sanftem, meditativem Yoga die verborgenen Botschaften und die Symbolik der Yoga Asanas entdecken. Das Yoga verbindet körperliche Praxis mit persönlichen Reflektionen und Visualisierungen.

Wann: Samstag von 10 bis 12.30

Wo: Kinzigstrasse 25 – 29 | 10427 Berlin

 

A Dream Yoga Workshop  – Saturday, 12 January 2019

Ever wondered about the meaning of your dreams?  By combining yoga techniques and practices together with an investigation of symbolism, dream yoga offers the opportunity to open up a dialogue with the unconscious mind. It is a detailed method of interpreting the messages of your subconscious to create change in your waking life.

Dreams are personal creations, and as you study them you learn the language of your unconscious. Making your own discoveries is a very encouraging and joyful process.  By finding answers within, self-confidence strength and clarity  can emerge.

Please bring a recent dream, written down in as much (or little detail as you can remember). Write it in the present tense and make a note of when you had the dream. You will also need a pen and journal for reflection.

When: Saturday 12 January 2019, 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Where: Bodhicharya, Kinzigstrasse 25 – 29 | 10427 Berlin

Cost: for the day 70 Euro, or, with a sponsor reduction, 55 Euro (below)

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

 

My Body as a Temple – Sunday 13 January 2019

Connect with your body as a sacred space and hear its messages.

In this workshop, you will create a map of your body, explore the power of Yoga asanas, and absorb the healing benefits of deep relaxation. Experience the gentle, reflective approach of Yasodhara Yoga, Hidden Language Hatha Yoga. Learn to honour and respect your body as a temple.

Expect a nourishing day of self-inquiry and discovery where each individuals’ uniqueness is respected – a safe place for exploration and for translating your own insights into practical clear directions.

Experience your body as a sacred Temple – the vehicle for your spiritual growth and the well-being and ease of body and mind.

Please bring a Yoga Mat, a pen and a journal for your reflections.

When: Sunday 13 January 2019, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm

Where: Bodhicharya, Kinzigstrasse 25 – 29 | 10427 Berlin

Cost: for the day 70 Euro, or, with a sponsor reduction, 55 Euro (below)

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

Yoga Workshop – Mein Körper ist mein Tempel  – Sonntag, 13 Januar 2019
Mit der verborgenen Sprache von Hatha Yoga (Hidden Language Hatha Yoga) sich mit dem eigenen Körper als heiligen Ort verbinden

Wann: Sonntag von 10.30 bis 4.00

Wo: Kinzigstrasse 25 – 29 | 10427 Berlin

 

 

Preis pro Tagesworkshop:
Regulär: 70 Euro
Sponsor: Als Sponsor*in können Sie einen frei wählbaren Spendenbetrag über den Normal-Preis hinaus bezahlen. Damit ermöglichen Sie es, die ermäßigte Preiskategorie anzubieten. Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung.
Reduziert: 55 Euro

Contact: Swami Sukhananda by email

 

 

Recent Workshops in Berlin

Opening the Heart – Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Workshop

Wir werden den Vormittag mit der “Verborgenen Sprache von Hatha Yoga” (“Hidden Language Hatha Yoga”) verbringen – eine sanfte und meditative Yogaform, mit deren Hilfe wir die verborgenen Botschaften und die Symbolik der Yoga Asanas erforschen können. Das Yoga verbindet die körperliche Praxis mit persönlichen Reflektionen und Visualisierungen. Yoga-Erfahrungen sind nicht notwendig.

Breath – the Silent Healer

Für den Nachmittag haben wir einen Workshop zum Atem geplant: “Atem – der stille Heiler”.

Satsang

When: Sonntag – Sunday, 18 Feb 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Introduction to Yasodhara Yoga

Swami Sukhananda introducing the Divine Light Invocation – a standing meditation practice that Swami Radha brought with her from Rishikesh to the West.

Date and Time: Friday evening 6th January, 18.00 – 20.30, 2017

Location:  Praxis für Körperarbeit, Therapie und Coaching, Schliemannstr. 41

 

Experience Yasodhara Yoga – a 2-day Workshop

In the mornings you will explore the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga which takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By reflecting with symbolism and visualization the ‘hidden’ messages of the asanas are revealed.

In the afternoons, you will explore Mantra and Dream Yoga. The benefits of Mantra Yoga include deepening experiences of inner harmony, healing and relaxation. Working with your dreams you will learn how to interpret the messages of your subconscious to help you make changes in your waking life.

Date and Time: Saturday 7th January, 10.00-17.30, and Sunday 8th January, 10.00-16.00,  2017

Location:  Praxis für Körperarbeit, Therapie und Coaching, Schliemannstr. 41

Registration and Information: Franziska 

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